Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs is working to eliminate visa requirements for all African nations

There have been hints from Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, that all Africans and individuals of African heritage living abroad may travel without a visa.

She claims that the administration is accelerating its efforts to guarantee that this occurs as soon as possible.

This follows the signing of the free 90-day visa waiver agreement by South Africa and Ghana, which went into effect on November 1, 2023.

The Minister stated that Ghana’s tourism industry will gain significantly economically from the effective implementation of visa-free travel to all African nations.

We are giving it a lot of thought; as far as I know, Rwanda has made an announcement, and Kenya is also investigating. For the sake of our fellow Africans and others of African heritage living abroad, we will also be thoroughly investigating it.

“Our goal is to draw them in large numbers to Ghana during the Year of Return or Beyond the Return, as Ghana has evolved into a destination for their pilgrimage to reconnect with their homeland,” he stated, as reported by

She also gave the assurance that the concerned ministries have been working non-stop to make a decision as soon as possible.

Therefore, we are giving it a lot of thought and are currently examining it on the drawing board. We are all looking into it and will release a statement very soon, not just the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but also the Interior and Tourism Ministries, the minister stated.

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